30th April, 2017
Premier League leaders Chelsea moved a step closer to the title as three second-half goals overcame Everton at Goodison Park.
Pedro’s 25-yard stunner, Gary Cahill’s close-range finish and Willian’s tap-in moved Antonio Conte’s side seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham, who face Arsenal later on Sunday.
It means the Blues could drop three points in their remaining four games and still claim a second title in three years, even if Spurs win all of their remaining fixtures.
Chelsea had to be patient, with Pedro’s left-footed, long-range strike not coming until the 66th minute.
Cahill sealed the win when Maarten Stekelenburg parried Eden Hazard’s free-kick onto the onrushing defender, before Willian slotted home from Cesc Fabregas’ cutback.
Everton had started brightly in a game that opened at breakneck speed, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin coming closest to scoring when he struck the post from a tight angle.
Manchester City’s draw at Middlesbrough means Ronald Koeman’s side, in seventh, are eight points adrift of the top four with three games left, BBC reports.